Soft Tissue Replacement I: Sutures, Skin, and Maxillofacial Implants
The success of soft tissue implants has primarily been due to the development of synthetic polymers. This is mainly because the polymers can be tailored to match the physical and chemical properties of soft tissues. Polymers can be made into various physical forms such as liquid for filling spaces, fibers for suture materials, films for catheter balloons, knitted fabrics for blood vessel prostheses, and solid forms for cosmetic and weight-bearing applications.
KeywordsSuture Material Breast Implant Artificial Skin Surgical Tape Catgut Suture
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